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CGC 2013 : International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing


When Sep 30, 2013 - Oct 2, 2013
Where Karlsruhe, Germany
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2013
Notification Due Jul 10, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 12, 2013
Categories    computer science   cloud computing   green computing

Call For Papers

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Cloud computing is positioning itself as an emerging platform for delivering information infrastructures and resources as IT services. Customers (enterprises or individuals) can provision and deploy Cloud services via pay-as-you-go pricing models saving huge capital investments in their own IT infrastructures. The paradigm has attracted international interest with many open challenges such as security and privacy. Green computing, in general, aims to enable computing and IT infrastructures to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly. With dramatically increasing demand on computing and storage systems, IT infrastructures have been scaled tremendously which results in huge energy consumptions, heat dissemination, greenhouse emissions and potentially also climate change. As such, green computing challenges the community for energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for modern computing infrastructures. These two domains meet at the challenge of making modern (Cloud) computing infrastructures environmentally friendly, sustainable and efficient with respect to their energy consumption.

CGC (Cloud and Green Computing) was created to provide a prime international forum for researchers, industry practitioners and domain experts to exchange the latest advances in Cloud and Green computing as well as their synergy.

Scope and Topics of Interest
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

Fundamentals of cloud computing
Architectural cloud models
Programming cloud models
Provisioning/pricing cloud models
Data storage and computation in cloud computing
Resource and large-scale job scheduling in cloud computing
Security, privacy, trust, risk in cloud computing
Fault tolerance and reliability in cloud computing
Access control to cloud computing
Resource virtualisation
Monitoring and auditing in cloud
Scalable and elastic cloud services
Social computing and impacts on the cloud
Innovative HCI and touch-screen models and technologies to cloud
Mobile commerce and e-markets on cloud
Intelligent/agent-based cloud computing
Migration of business applications to cloud
Cloud use case studies
Volume, Velocity and Variety of Big Data on Cloud
Resource scheduling and SLA for Big Data on Cloud
Storage and computation management of Big Data on Cloud
Large-scale scientific workflow in support of Big Data processing on Cloud
Big Data mining and analytics
Visualisation of Big Data on Cloud
MapReduce for processing Big Data
Distributed file storage of Big Data in clouds
Big Data use cases on clouds
Fundamentals of green computing
Energy aware software, hardware and middleware
Energy efficient IT architecture
Energy efficient resource scheduling and optimisation
Energy efficient clustering and computing
Large-scale energy aware data storage and computation
Energy aware control, monitoring and HCI design
Energy efficient networking and operation
Energy efficient design of VLSI and micro-architecture
Intelligent energy management
Green data centres, Green IT and Green IS
Energy aware resource usage and consumption
Smart grids and virtual power stations
Energy policy, social behaviour and government management
Teleworking, tele-conferences and virtual meeting
Low power electronics and energy recycling
Green computing case studies
Energy efficiency in the Internet of Things
Energy efficient cloud architectures
Energy aware data storage, computation, scheduling, monitoring, auditing in cloud computing

Important Dates
Paper Submission: Jun 15th 2013
Author Notification: July 10th 2013
Camera Ready: August 12th 2013

Submission Guidelines
Submissions must include an abstract, keywords, the e-mail address of the corresponding author and should not exceed 8 pages for full conference papers, 6 pages for short / work in progress papers, and 2 pages for posters, including all tables and figures in the IEEE CS format. The template files for LaTeX or Word can be downloaded from All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work. Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least three program committee members. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the work. Submit your paper(s) as a PDF at the CGC2013 submission site:

Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE Conference Proceedings published by IEEE CS Press. Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will not be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Digital Libraries.

Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be published in special issues of high quality SCI indexed international journals:

Concurrency and Computing: Practice and Experience
Journal of Network and Computer Applications
Personal and Ubiquitious Computing
Journal of Systems and Software

More Information


General Chairs
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Christof Weinhardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Steering Committee
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (Chair)
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Anthony D. Joseph, UC Berkeley, USA
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, University of Lyon, France
Jianxun Liu, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jordi Torres, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada (Chair)

Program Chairs
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, University of Lyon, France
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, UK
Thomas Setzer, FZI, Germany

Tutorial Chair
Simone Ludwig, North Dakota State University, USA

Workshop Chairs
Kyle Chard, University of Chicago, USA
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK

Publication Chair
Jinjun Chen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Publicity Chair
Martin Chorley, Cardiff University, UK

Local Organization
Simon Caton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (chair)
Margeret Hall, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Wibke Michalk, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

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